"To the impartial eye, the world not only seems an unlikely one-off phenomenon, but a constant strain on reason. If reason exists, that is, if a neutral reason exists. So speaks the voice from within. So speaks Joker's voice." - Jostein Gaarder

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A hope..



This is a transcript, for those who cant see the video of Smair Kassir...

بعض المعارضين. وانا منهم يعني... عارضوا الحكم السوري من زاوية العروية. ومن زاوية خيانته للعروبة.

يعني الموضوع هو... هذا النظام القائم في دمشق منذ أكثر من 30 سنة.. 35 سنة أو ربما أكثر بقليل. وطريقة تعامله مع شعبه, مع الشعب اللبناني وأيضاً مع الشعب الفلسطيني. أعتقد أن المشكلة كانت هنا في احتقار هذا النظام كلياً لما تريده الشعوب.

يعني. لا يعقل, لا يعقل أن تحصل هذه الهزبمة الكبيرة للنظام السوري والمتمثلة بانسحابه من لبنان من دون ان يدفع ثمناً في مكان ما في سوريا وبغض النظر عن السياسة الأميركية. وأقول ذلك بالاستناد إلى الدور الوظيفي الذي لعبته الوصاية السورية على لبنان في السياسة الداخلية السورية, من خلال يعني تأمين التمويل للنخبة الحاكمة, ومن خلال تامين الدور الاقليمي, وغض النظر الأميركي والدولي... إلى ما هنالك...

لا يزال السيد رستم غزالي -عفواً الدكتور رستم غزالي لأنه حصل على شهادة دكتوراه من الجامعة اللبنانية قبل سنوات- لا يزال هو الذي يعين اي حاجب في الادارة الرسمية. نعم في الادارة الرسمية اللبنانية. وأملنا جميعاً أن تكون الحكومة المقبلة, أي التي ستأتي غداً أو بعد غد يعني الحكومة الاولى التي لا يعينها ضابط مخابرات من عنجر


Samir Kassir
A week before his assasination, I was watching him on Future TV, telling everyone that Beirut is not enough, that Damascus should be free of the Baath regime, that Syrians desrve their freedom just as much as Lebanese, In a time when it seemed even Syrians forgot about their freedom...
I'm angry, I'm bitter, I'm frustrated, just like I was a year ago...

I still have hope, a hope for a Syria.... A Syria for all Syrians, for all humans, for all religions and for all languages...
A Syria, like it had always been... Since the oldes alphabet, since the oldest music, since the oldest city.. since Damascus, Our Damascus, and Our Syria..
A Syria, like it had always been...
5/5/1960 - 2/6/2005

Monday, May 29, 2006

Irrepressible.Info


A campaign by Amnesty International..
The web is a great tool for sharing ideas and freedom of expression. However, efforts to try and control the Internet are growing. Internet repression is reported in countries like China, Vietnam, Tunisia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Syria. People are persecuted and imprisoned simply for criticising their government, calling for democracy and greater press freedom or exposing human rights abuses, online.

But Internet repression is not just about governments. IT companies have helped build the systems that enable surveillance and censorship to take place. Yahoo! have supplied email users’ private data to the Chinese authorities, helping to facilitate cases of wrongful imprisonment. Microsoft and Google have both complied with government demands to actively censor Chinese users of their services.

Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right. It is one of the most precious of all rights. We should fight to protect it.


Be irrepressible
  • Undermine censorship by publishing irrepressible fragments of censored material on your own site. The more people take part, the more we can defeat unwarranted censorship and create an unstoppable network of protest.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Timeٌ





I wanted to write a post, but i realized that again, I can't...

I'm sad...
I wanna look forward and say that someday I will be able to give someone a childhood that's been stripped away, that someday I will get mine as well... but for now, I'm just sad.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

A different thought...





When your frustrated, angry, hurt, screwed up or screwing up... or whatever other low life forms u might experience, there's always these very few people [they call them bestfriends] who will say absolutly any bullshit to lift u..

No matter how lame and silly it is, no matter how far from the truth it might be. at that particular moment, it's the one thing that u need... whether it's a "Remember when..." or an explanation or excuse or whatever... and the silly thing, is that u both at that minute believe it... no matter how stupid it is, and u believe it, and u definitly know that it's not true.. but u believe it cuz it'll get u both through the day... and that's what counts.

You wake up in the morning, depressed, frustrated maybe.. probably, but also, with a sense of the "It'll be over at some point..."...

It alaways worked, as simple as that... the thing is, these things, as simple, lame and stupid as they are, u need someone to tell u them, u cant just tell them to urself. it doesnt work like that...

Most of the time, u can step over urself when u dont get them... by storming at someone else, or breaking a glass, getting drunk or sleeping to forget or whatever u usually do, when u lack these words... but in very certain cases... u can't.

I miss that feeling, every single day. and I am getting by, but in very certain cases, i'm not...

Because, the fact is, when u dont have that someone around, u'll just keep them locked in... and that's fucked. I for me, I can't, it'd kill me... they have to come out, it's not a choice ya3ni, I wish i can control it. And most of the time, when they come out... They hurt... They hurt the dearest people to me, and that in turn only fuels my frustration...
I'm not a great dealer with words, I need my body language, I need my arms to flow all over the place when I talk... I need to use my voice to express, I NEED to use my face... and it's always frustrating not being able to... I need a bit more space than what MSN Messenger or Skype are willing to offer...

I'm not sure how to break loose from this cycle of horror... I've never been put in this situation, never had to handle locked up feelings for more than weeks... And I'm not doing quite well...

Last time, a few weeks ago.. we had a little skype conference, me, zeid, maad and bashar... although I didnt really say anything important, but, just the fact that we were again, able to bitch about anything, laugh, and hear these certain words... like when it usually happens every friday morning... It wasnt about telling them my "raison d'etre" crisis, it was just about talking shit about the mobile bill, or bas al-zera3a, or just make fun of the last dork-like thing i've done... and maybe just give me a silly excuse for someone for sth that's been getting on my nerve for days... a really silly and stupid excuse, but I need it to get over whatever that is...
It just made me feel soo good, I cried all night...

For those who handle my shit all the time, and can still love me, ego-free, and limitless, thank you... I cant be more grateful...

...وفمح


Again, like i said 4 months ago...
"I'm just an emotionally-dependent sucker.."

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A thought...

She's the one that writes me... and when I don't understand her, it's only because i don't understand myself...
Maybe that's why everything I'll ever write will fall short to what She really is...

I look into your eyes, and I am at the center of the sun...

Young girl in the market
Music to the men
When the men leave
Her eyes are red

When her eyes are closed again
She sees a dark market of a violin
And she sings, "they say the most horrible things.
But I hear violins."

When I close my eyes
I am at the center of the sun
And I cannot be hurt by anything this wicked world has done

Young boy in the market
Follows all the men
When the men leave
He's out of his head

When his eyes are closed again
He sees a dark market of a violin
And he sings, "they break the most beautiful things.
But I hear violins."

When I close my eyes
I am at the center of the sun
And I cannot be hurt by anything this wicked world has done

Young boy in the market
Sees the girl alone
And asks her, "have you lost your way home?"
She sings, "you say the most beautiful things, just like my violins."

I look into your eyes
I am at the center of the sun
And I cannot be hurt by anything this wicked world has done
When I close my eyes
I am at the center of the sun
And I cannot be hurt by anything this wicked world has done

Conjure One - Center of The Sun

Sunday, May 21, 2006

She

For all the time spent trying to figure out, trying to put it on to paper, for all the love, for all the things that i had to say and never said, for all the things i still cant explain and i still cant put to paper, for the whole 5 years late...

For everytime she cried, she puffed, and I freezed...

For May,

she's the one in all my favorite songs, and she's the one singing them for me...

she's the one that makes this world a less cruel place, sometimes a bit difficult to understand how she can manage to do so... when u go deep, how can someone replace all that crueltly, hatred and racism with love...

Her eyes blaze when looking at u, they dont sparkle, they lit, and there u see, u see urself in there.. all naked, and vulnurable but safe.. u let go... u dont believe that it's u, it cant be, no one can see through people, u lose focus when she's looking, the world blurs, and when u come back to reality u realized that u're crying...

She's Maya, Nino, Maria, Catherine, Charlotte. Sophie... she's thE "Female", she's every charachter in all ur favorite novels, she's everything anyone ever written.. she's the poem that u can't write... so u can only borrow the words...

She's the reason why Humans developed tools, she's why they invented writing, why Ghenghis Khan invaded the world, why the World War II happened, why that butterfly out there in the far fluttered its wings... so u can meet her.

She's the proof that humanity is limitless, because she's not just so human, It's not only the fact that she's the real image of every destinctive particle in this human rrace, of every good thing or bad thing about us, of every intention and instinct they witnessed, she's a musuem, a moving piece of art... to me, there cant be a more real painting of this humanity than her, but it's not just that, she's more than Human... she's what human race can be... she's the proof that we can be gods. that we are gods.

Yeah she's a goddess, and I believe it.
I believe in god now, I know that feeling now... this is where I find my tranquility... for a whole year, this was the main question... for a whole 19 years this was my only hope... I believe now... I'm a reason now, I'm a basis, I'm a unique, I'm a believer, and she's my goddess.

She's my promise, the promise that I only told to myself, the promise that isnt a promise as much as a fact.

She's a soft breeze, a smell, a touch and a feel... the basics of sensing this world, she's the facts... the elements and the theories...

She's my oedipus complex, She's every sickness and every cure...

She's Astarte, the lion, the horse and the sphinx...

She's My latakia, My Syria, Egypt, Earth, The Universe and what's beyond, She's Me.

She's mine, and she's everybody else's... she's us, and us is for the world...

She's my fairy tale, just like i dreamed of it when i was a little boy... and for some odd reason, It doesnt feel weird that it EXACTLY happened the way i want it to be... it feels so normal, when u think of it, u dont believe it, but when u let ur feeling out.. it just tells u that this is normal... this is u, that's her.. and that's US... it's normal.. it couldnt happen any other way aslan... for us both...

She's every sigh, tear or smile that come out of me when i say B7ebbek...

وتحت سقف الليل والمطر
وبحضور الخوف... والأسماء... والعناصر
وكل ما لا اسم له في الكون
أعلن حبي لك واتحادي... بحزن عينيك
وأرض الزهر في بلادي
...



Some stuff that I should've said so long ago.. I've written and deleted them so many times, I don't say them because when I re-read back I realize how frail my language is... how short it falls behind what I wanna say, and how stupid and small they are to the truth...
when u read this, take that fact into consideration...

She's way beyond every word here, she's way beyond my ability to write or say... i can only feel it...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Michel Kilo and Others - Arrested

UPDATE:
Mahmoud Merey, Secretary of the Arab Organization for Human Rights in Syria [AOHRS], was arrested too.

UPDATE 2:
I know exactly that Syria-News isnt the perfect middle grounds, and not the "honest" news site with absolutly no propagenda. but nonetheless, the comments on Kilo's arrest are disgraceful. What ARE these people, They're Syrians.. and the ones who burnt the european embassies are Syrians. It's a shame. It's disturbing.

Bad waves coming from Damascus,

Michel Kilo was arrested yesterday.. apparently for his role in the [Beirut/Damascus - Damascus/Beirut] petition.

While Kamal Labwani, Fateh Jamous, Ali Abdalla and His 2 sons, Muhammed and Omar are still in custody, and probably will have to face Military Court with convictions of up to "Death Penalty".

And ofcourse, Professor Aref Dalileh, the only remaining imprisoned figure of the Damascus Spring [Kamal Labwani was relaeased after he finished his sentence, and then was re-arrested upon his return from the US]. Prof. Dalileh is still serving his 10 years sentence [Arrested in September 2001].

This regime has already far outlived its expiration date.
For crying out loud, can we start doing something about it...

Next year, President Bashar Assad will have finished his first term in presidency, and will be probably unanimosly re-elected. I can definitley see the potentials for "change" and "reform" throughout the last 7 years, I can definitley see how hard they cracked down on corruption and poverty, I can tell just by looking in his eyes how clever Syria's foreign policy was...

Sunday, May 14, 2006

On the rule of Majority

Update:
Read the last comment..

Update 2:
Last reply by Abdul Rahman.

A very vibrant discussion is going on the side of Ghalia's Martyrdom Day brilliant post. With Abdul Rahman Hilmi, A Fellow blogger.
I think it is very important to share it with the people who are still checking this blog.

I'm gonna post the full discussion here, so u can share ur views... and maybe i'll comment about it later.

It started, with my comment about the Quranic Verses on the Unknown Soldier Monument on Mount Qassioun. And it was a response to another comment, that I wont post because it's a bit irrelevant to the topic at hand.

Yazan...
Yaman, This day was first found to honor the Martyrs of ottotmans that were hanged in Marjeh Square, I'm sure u know that.. and then it became the day for all martyrs, who died for their country.
No matter how u put it, u cant say that Yousef al-Azmeh, died for a "regime"...
It would've been better if they've expressed it with real poetry rather a religious symbol [I would've been more comfortable with that]...
For me, This is a monument for those who die for their people, not Allah nor the regime...
This momenument is just as much, also for the people who are dying inside syrian jails because of this regime, because those too are fighting for their people.
They can control everything, except the slight moments and symbols in our lives, this day is one of them...


Abdul Rahman...
@Yazan: I don't mean to sound rude and I'm seriously trying to make this as polite as the point can possibly be, but you don't have to feel comfortable with the Quranic ayat written down on the monument. I read a couple of your posts in your blog and I have to say, you and the people who think like you are a very small minority in Syria. Secularists tend to call for democracy, and in a democracy you would have very little (if not absolutly nil) voice since the majority would rule and alhamdullilah, the majority in Syria are not interested in people who think the Quran is not important. So it's a great thing the ayat were written down, it's actually a wonderful thing and I would pray for the day it would be written down all over the walls all over the place.


Yazan...
@Abdul Rahman Hilmi,
I respect that, I was only sounding my own very-personal opinion, which I'd be allowed to sound it out in a democracy even if the majority doesnt want to take it...
It's as simple as that.. I respect that the majority wants quranic verses. but I do have the right to say that "I" this one person doesnt.
I believe in the rule of majority in a society [taking the basic principles of human rights and personal freedom into consideration]... and this is no different. ;)
And this is written all over my blog btw.


Abdul Rahman...
@akhi Yazan: I was in agreement with everything you said until I reach the following part.
Yazan said: "I believe in the rule of majority in a society [taking the basic principles of human rights and personal freedom into consideration]"
Correct me if I missunderstood, but you mean by this statement that if the "basic principles of human rights and personal freedom" is at stake, the rule of majority should not be applied? Coming from a person who does not believe the Quran should be applied as a rule of law, I take your definition of "basic principles of human rights and personal freedom" to mean those rights put down by other men (mainly European and American politicans and activists) throughout the years where they themselves state in the Human Rights Act 1998 protocol 1 article 3 that people should have the right to free elections with no such restrictions as those you're mentioning. So in other words, if humans in a society refuse the Western view of human rights and wish to have another view of the rights of man implemented on them, you will agree in breaking that very rule of the "human rights" that you stand for and inforcing some sort of forced freedoms? Don't you think such a view can only be labeled as (forgive me but) hypocritical? Don't you think this is a 'you can do what you want as long as what you want agrees with me' mentallity? It reminds me of the recent Palestinian elections. The West boasts democracy and the freedoms and when the Palestinians vote Hamas into office in a free election, the West boycotts the country from the very first day. This is the problem with man made laws, I can understand an atheist following them, but I will never be able to understand a Muslims who follows them.


Yazan...
Abdul Rahman,
I dont wanna stray off the topic too... and let's be specific.

Basic Human Rights, tayyeb, u refuse to take the standards set by "europeans and americans".. fine I understand. When intitiating a democratic system there should a conference to set these standards. Now let me put out my version.

-The Right To Live
-The Right to chose one's religion, or any other belief system.
-The right to live in "equality" against the law, regardless from race, color, sex or religion.
If an Islamic state, allows me to live freely as an athiest, with no discrimination against me, then that is my friend what they call "Secularism" the same term u use as an "insult" maybe.
To be secular does not necessarilly mean to be anti-religion, or not religious... and I have MANY examples.
My favorite is Khaled Al-Azm, who is by all means A religious, Muslem, believer, but when it comes to the state issues, his main goal was to serve his country, and country men, regardless of their beliefs...

I'm just calling out My basic right, to express my Belief, without fear of emotional or physical discrimination.

Would an Islamic state allow me to have a sexual relationship with my girlfriend with calling it, Adultry... without the fear of goin to prison, for something that is very human and normal and mutually agreed upon.

Am I gonna be allowed to form a Secular party?
Am I gonna be prosecuted because I dont agree wih u that god created earth in 7 days?
Is my future wife, or gf or whatever will have to wear Hijab, even if she didnt believe in it?
Are other people who are not Muslems, will be called "Kuffar" as it was until last year in Saudi Arabia?
Do u think that the Majority has the right to tell me what to believe in?

The funny thing is, I would use the same argument U USED. I believe in Man-Made laws, EXACTLY because they're man made, because I believe that Human Race is limit-less, they created soo many Gods through History and they've destroyed them. That's how great we are, we ARE GOD. "Personal Opinion"


Abdul Rahman...
You still didn't answer my question ya Yazad. If the majority of the people do not agree with those rights that you listed (which I will go through later in the post inshallah) what would your reaction be? Something similar to the Algerian government back in 1992 "elections". Read the period between 1989 and 1992 if you don't know what I'm talking about. This is actually the only way what you're saying could be possible. Call for an election like any democratic person would, and when it is obvious to you that the people don't like what you like, bring in the army and call a state of emergency; the typical response of any Arab country.

Yazan said: "When intitiating a democratic system there should a conference to set these standards."
Where did you conclude that from? Nowhere does it say in any human rights act that there are basic principles that cannot be changed through regular elections. And anyway, going along with you, let us say just hypothetically that that is true, who opens the conference? Who attends the conference? Only people that agree with you and the Western human rights acts? Who gives those people the power to establish such unbreakable standards? The people? What if the people don't want these human rights? Like, as I showed above, what happened in Algeria. Or as I showed in my previous post, what happened in the last Palestinian elections. And I'm sure there are alot of other examples which I am not aware of.

As for your first three points of what you believe is human rights; the first two I have no problem with, but I do not understand the third:
Yazan said: "-The right to live in "equality" against the law, regardless from race, color, sex or religion."
The right to live in equality AGAINST the law?

Yazan said: "If an Islamic state, allows me to live freely as an athiest, with no discrimination against me, then that is my friend what they call "Secularism" the same term u use as an "insult" maybe."
First of all, I didn't insult you neither did I intend to insult you. I called you a secularist because I knew you were, not out of offence.

Secondly, that is not what secularism is. Secularism is the seperation of church from state. It is a reaction Europe was forced into after several years of Papal tyranny and dictatorship. A reaction whose consequences is something which some people wish to import into our own lands when we were never in our history forced into such circumstances as the Europeans were under Papist rule.

Yazad said: "To be secular does not necessarilly mean to be anti-religion, or not religious... and I have MANY examples."
Religous schools and the freedom to worship, build temples and the freedom of speech and meetings? That really amounts to nothing when the "obeying" part is in question. This is especially so in the case of Islam. Under secularism you have the right to lock yourself in a room and pray as long as you want, however, this is but a small part of our deen. Islamic law also delves into political, economic, judicial as well as societal rules and laws. It is a comprehensive system that deals with every part of human life and under secularism, only a part of it will be allowed, the rest is to be thrown into the dustbin of history.

The reason why Europe went through the reneisance and the reformation, which actually is the basis point of secularism, is because the Catholic church simply had no guidance as to how to rule and thus it was left for the Pope to be a dictator by his own rights. This never happened on our lands, neither did we ever go through what Europe went through. Thus I do not see the sense in importing an ideology which was the consequence of something we never experienced.

As for the other questions you gave, it will all fall under the shariah of Allah. Would you be allowed to fornicate? No. Would you be allowed to be an atheist? Yes. Would you be allowed to form a secular party, if you're talking about a political party (as opposed to simply a secularist gathering) then no. Would you be prosecuted for not believeing that god created the Earth in 7 days, no. Does your wife have to wear hijab in public? Yes. Would an athiest be called a kafir? Yes, according to Lisan al 3arab, al kafir is a person who disbelieves, refuses or witholds. With respect to a Muslim, you are one just like with respect to an Athiest, I am one. Finally, does the majority have the right to tell you what to believe? No.

Yazan said: "I believe in Man-Made laws, EXACTLY because they're man made, because I believe that Human Race is limit-less, they created soo many Gods through History and they've destroyed them. That's how great we are, we ARE GOD. "Personal Opinion""
For an athiest, creating so many gods throughout histroy should amount to absolutly nothing. I don't see how an athiest would take it as an inspiration that humans have the ability to carve statues and make up stories. On the contrary, the fact the humans created so many religions show not only that we disagree in alot of fundemental matters, but also that we are not perfect, neither mentally nor physically and are elligable to make millions of errors. Not even in a million years can we attain the position of perfection simply because of our limited capabilities and this is evidenced throughout the world's bloody history.


Yazan...
The Algerian example and the Hamas example are almost the same, and I agree with u.. almost about everything about them, they won the election. and they should have their chance to rule.. and the people WILL decide, but are they gonna be allowed to decide?...

Tell me exactly, what if the Majority wins the election and changes the law into a NON-Majority law, into a law that constitues that THEY and only they will rule, somewhat like what's in Syria right now [and they werent a majority when they did that, but nevermind]... They ARE a majority at that point of time, and they changed the law, and that IS legal. now tell me what happens now?

"-The right to live in "equality" against the law, regardless from race, color, sex or religion."

Against here is not, in confrontation with the law, it means that infront of the Law, am I gonna be equal to Muslims, I think I have my answer, becuz ur obviously talking about a Sharia law... and that will never let me, in a million years, be equal to a Muslim.

btw, I have a pretty clear idea about the history of secularism, I was just giving an example.

A conference of all the aspects of the society, and talking about Syria in particular, Secularists are not a few.
And, btw, here's the difefrence in the use of vocabulary,
When u say that I'm not allowed to form a political party, I call that discrimination and prosecution for my beliefs.

Let's go to the Sharia,
Me, I was obviously born muslim, and at some point in time, I turned Atheist, "Murtad". In that imaginary state, How would u handle my case?

Well, I believe in the genuisess of Man Kind, I believe in it cuz I believe in evolution.. and still amzed by the facts that come up everyday in that field, I can not explain that belief, just as much as u cant explain ur belief in a Godu've never seen, beliefs are simply beliefs, and should respected as it is.
I believe in Man Made laws, because they got through thousands of years of fights and struggles and they are still moving forward.
My point is, if they could creat gods like Aphrodite and Zeus [which are not The STATUES of them btw,.. they are gods just like Allah, for the people of that era] and they can destroy them and create new gods... that is quite genuis for me... considering the Concept of GOD...

To answer ur question, what would I do if the majority does not approve me as a member of their state?
I will leave thay state, and will grant my life to try to change, cuz I deeply belief that a state like that is not gonna survive... and the same people who elected them, will throw them away... but the thing is, ur not gonna give them the right to do that through ELECTIONS? are u?
I mean, ur not gonna let secular political parties... and possibly other religions will face the same, Christianity, Yazidieh, Jeudism... how exactly are the people gonna be given the choice to CHANGE, in case "just in case... have u considered that tiny possibility, that they will not like it that way?".. how are they supposed to change?


Yazan
Mr. Abdul Rahman,
I'm sorry, I read around ur blog, and to be honest, I can not continue this discussion with u...
I read some parts of ur Ideal Constitution, and they're soo disturbing that they fucked up my whole day.
This is not a 20th century state what ur calling for, is "litterally" and NOT in a Sarcastic way, is to be back to the tents and horses.
I'm sorry, Wish u all the luck in fighting for ur beliefs, but I can not respond to that kind of thinking. And I really dont mean any offense. I just can not find any argument that might work. because to me it's purly disturbing.

http://www.hizb-ut-tahrir.info/english/constitution.htm

I'll just put some of the Articles in the constitution that are just way over the line.

Article 19
No one is permitted to take charge of ruling, or any action considered to be of the nature of ruling, except a male who is free (Hurr), i.e. not a slave, mature (baaligh), sane (‘aaqil), trustworthy (‘adl), competent; and he must not be save a muslim.

(SLAVE??? EXCUSE ME?.. Too Much(

Article 112
Women are not allowed to take charge of ruling, thus women cannot hold the positions of Khaleefah mu’aawin, waali, ‘aamil nor to practice any actions of ruling. She is not allowed to be a chief judge, a judge in maHkaamat ul-MuDHalim nor ameer of Jihad.

This even worse than Whabism...
I'm sorry, I respect ur ideas, but I simply can not respond to them, because I simply dont know how.


Abdul Rahman...
I know you said you do not wish to continue the discussion, but I just thought I'd reply to your comments in your previous post and then get into your next one.


Yazan said: "Tell me exactly, what if the Majority wins the election and changes the law into a NON-Majority law, into a law that constitues that THEY and only they will rule, somewhat like what's in Syria right now [and they werent a majority when they did that, but nevermind]... They ARE a majority at that point of time, and they changed the law, and that IS legal. now tell me what happens now?"
When a party wins elections they win for a reason, it is because the majority of the people agree with what they stand for. Now if this party changed its stance after the elections and started doing things that are completely against the constitution they got elected for, then they shouldn't be surprised if a mass revolt took place like that in Algeria. This ofcourse, is not necessarily effective and the people would most likely be silenced under the pressure of the army, however at that point, the ruling party no longer has the support of the majority nor is the country democratic in anyway. You're giving me senarios which could happen anywhere any time and in any system. What would stop that same party doing what they will do when there is "fixed human rights laws" as you claim?


Yazan said: "Against here is not, in confrontation with the law, it means that infront of the Law, am I gonna be equal to Muslims, I think I have my answer, becuz ur obviously talking about a Sharia law... and that will never let me, in a million years, be equal to a Muslim."
What equality are you talking about? Indeed there are certain rules that differentiates between a Muslim and a non-Muslim, however this certainly does not mean the Muslims will be stepping all over the non-Muslims. You should realise that such seperation of the people exists in every secular country in the world. It's call citizenship rights. The difference is, in a secular country the basis of who has more rights than who depends on where your mother gave birth to you (as a basis and then each country gives citizenships with respect to its laws). The reason they have such laws is purely economical and to be able to control labour values. This is a country that is based on the market and this is how it divides people within it's boundaries. Now compare a country whose basis is Islam, it will indeed divde people, but not on the basis of where your mother laid birth to you, but on the basis of how you think. These values do not change (as citizenship laws change) with according to the market and unemployment. The standard the Islamic country stands on is not the market, it is the ideology, the pure Islamic ideology. Add to that, we will not be stripping the non-Muslim of his citizenship, the mercy of Islam extends over everyone that lives within the boundaries of the state for our deen is for the whole of mankind. What rights are you worried that we will strip away from a non-Muslim? Since you have already seen the constitution, let me quote a few things from there:
Article 7 section b states;
Non-Muslims are allowed to follow their own beliefs and worships.

secton d:
In matters of food and clothing the non-Muslims are treated according to their religions within the limits allowed by aHkam Shara’iah.

section e:
Marital affairs (including divorce) among non-Muslims are settled in accordance with their religions, but between non-Muslims and Muslims they are settled according to the aHkaam shar’iyyah.

section f:
All the remaining shar’i matters and rules, such as: the application of transactions, punishments and evidences (at court), the system of ruling and economics are implemented by the State upon everyone, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. This includes the people of treaties (mu’aahid), the protected subjects (ahludh dhimmah) and all who submit to the authority of Islam. The implementation on these people is the same as the implementation on the subjects of the State. Ambassadors and envoys enjoy diplomatic immunity.

Article 20 states:
Calling upon the rulers to account for their actions is both a right for the Muslims and a farD kifaayah (collective duty) upon them. Non-Muslim subjects have the right to make known their complaints about the rulers’ injustice and misapplication of the Islamic rules upon them.

Article 101 states:
The members of the Majlis al-Ummah are those people who represent the Muslims in respect of expressing their views to the Khaleefah when consulted. Non-Muslims are allowed to be members of the Majlis al-Ummah so that they can voice their complaints in respect to unjust acts performed by the rulers or the misapplication of the Islamic laws.

Article 140 states:
Jizyah (head-tax) is collected from the non-Muslims (dhimmis). It is to be taken from the mature men if they are financially capable of paying it. It is not taken from women or children.

And as in article 145, the Muslims and non-Muslims both would pay the same amount of tax. The non-Muslims will pay the jizyah when the Muslim will have to pay the Zakaat. So no one is being singeled out and tortured.


Yazan, as for your question on political parties, murtadoon, and any others, these are Islamic laws. Read this;
"Hizb ut-Tahrir is a political group and not a priestly one. Nor is it an academic, educational or a charity group." This is from the party's website. I am not here to convert anyone to Islam so I will not spend too much time trying to convince a non-Muslim on every aspect or every single Islamic law. There are rules that have been clearly stated in the Quran and sunnah and I believe there is no argument about that. If the law is not clearly put, then there is ijtihaad to research and come up with an understanding and interpretation. Ijtihaad is open for all the people of knowledge and they can change what could be changed of the laws as Islamically allowable. It is the progress and the pumping life of Islam.


Yazan said: "To answer ur question, what would I do if the majority does not approve me as a member of their state?
I will leave thay state, and will grant my life to try to change, cuz I deeply belief that a state like that is not gonna survive... and the same people who elected them, will throw them away... but the thing is, ur not gonna give them the right to do that through ELECTIONS? are u?
I mean, ur not gonna let secular political parties... and possibly other religions will face the same, Christianity, Yazidieh, Jeudism... how exactly are the people gonna be given the choice to CHANGE, in case "just in case... have u considered that tiny possibility, that they will not like it that way?".. how are they supposed to change?"
Change from what? Islam? So that we will be thrown to another 80 years of horrid disunity, war, blood, famine and oppression? Have you not realised that the only time in history that we ever lived in security was under the Islamic rule? That the only time in history that we were at the forefront of technology was under Islamic rule? Poetry, art and architecture? We have tried everything since the fall of the Uthmanees, socialism, communism, tribalism and even facism under Nasser. We tasted the bombs of Capitalism or what you call democracy and felt the direct colonisation of the past and the indirect colonisation of today. Even though the last years of the uthmanees were indeed oppresive, yet they are nothing compared to today.

Now for your second post.

Yazan said: "This is not a 20th century state what ur calling for, is "litterally" and NOT in a Sarcastic way, is to be back to the tents and horses."
We are calling for the re-establishment of the Khilafah. We are calling for placing a Khalifah for all the Muslims from Indonesia to Morrocco. We are calling for the unity of people who speak the same language, have the same belief, pray in the same direction, working towards the same aim and love one another as brothers and sisters like no other nation on Earth. Why shouldn't a unity such as this be possible to materialise?

“There are people who control spacious territories teeming with manifest and hidden resources. They dominate the intersections of world routes. Their lands were the cradles of human civilizations and religions. These people have one faith, one language, one history and the same aspirations. No natural barriers can isolate these people from one another ... if, per chance, this nation were to be unified into one state, it would then take the fate of the world into its hands and would separate Europe from the rest of the world. Taking these considerations seriously, a foreign body should be planted in the heart of this nation to prevent the convergence of its wings in such a way that it could exhaust its powers in never-ending wars. It could also serve as a springboard for the West to gain its coveted objects.” - 1902 - Sir Campbell Bannerman, Prime Minister of Britain [1905-08]

As for article 19 and the mentioning of slaves in the constitution, this is a general rule that has been placed in full in the article. This does not mean we endorce slavery in anyway, on the contrary there is sufficient evidence that slavery is to be abolished Islamically. Add to that, the Arabic version does not mention slaves, it only says hurr (ie, free) and does not mention aabd (slave) this could apply to any restrictions which the ruler must not have on him in order to carry out his ruling.

As for article 112; again, this is Islamic concepts. Article 9 states that ijtihaad is the right of every Muslim. If a Muslim does not agree with one of the concepts and can prove it from the Quran and Sunnah, then the rule will be changed.

This is a short biography of the founder of the Islamic Liberation Party, Taqi ul Deen al Nabahani if anyone's interested. The party was established in the 1930s, we are not Wahabees, nor are we militant jihadees.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

One Really Narcisssist Post [Not Recommended]

This blog has had a lot of ups and downs, and all of them were utterly personal, even the ones related to the global frustration or Mehlis' Report, it was all expressed the way "ME" sees it, believes it and fantasizes about it.

So, over the course of the almost-a-year, u can see scattered parts of me everywhere. For those who care, these parts are true.

This is a list of the posts that I actually go back and read sometimes, not only because I'm a narcissist idiot [Something which this post will prove], but also because they remind me of somethings about me, I might've forgotten in the shit-hole of daily life.

[The posts are in chronological order, oldest from top]

Holy Book or Civil law?!

Love Hate Tragedy

A Different Kind of Me!

Talking about me again

2nd Poem!

Another Coup

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Thoughts, Only Thoughts

The Controversies of Ma3arry

Yalli 3yonek

In Defense of Religion

What Happened?!

Hijab, A Follow Up!

Incoherent Bullshit

A Moment of Self Conciousness

Food Poisoning, and Other Human-Related Stuff

Ziad Said 3

Yes, we have the right to caricature God!

Danish Embassy Trauma - Reactions

My Very Own Fairy Tale

Miniatures of Me

3touna al-tofouleh

Yaz & May!!

Frustration

A Farewell

العالم أخوات شرموطة يا حكيم

MAN, That's one freaking long list...

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

العالم أخوات شرموطة يا حكيم

يا حكيم لا تزعل مني يا خيي
أنا كنت مارق وشفتن... العالم أخوات شرموطة
لاء يا رشيد... لاء مبلى با حكيم... يا حكيم يا حكبم
80 و80؟ 160.... اي ما بتظبط 160
هل يوجد 160%؟؟؟؟
اي شو يعني... يعني كذب.... يعني هودي فرد التمانين.. مافي تمانين وتمانين. نفس الجماعة. أنا فكرتن هوليك غيرون. نفس التمانين
تمانين شو عن أي تمانين عم تحكي؟
تمانين عالم. تمانين بالمية من العالم بدها لبنان جديد... وتمانين بالمية غير هوليك بدن ما بدن لا لبنان جديد لا قديم ما بدن شي. بدن الصرفة
زياد الرحباني - فبلم أميركي طويل (بتصرف) - 1980


I have not seen the game,

And I wouldn't be surprised if the refree was bias.

I have not heard the insults, I have not heard the terms they've used, but it wouldn't shock me whatever it is.

Just as much as the comments on this news-bit, doesn't shock me.

It is a shame, 2 countries with a population of immatures, racist and extremely obedient to all kind of sectarianism and racism.


It's disgusting, disgusting. It is beyond disgusting.

[It'll pass, I know.. like always], but at this exact moment, I don't have any kind of feeling towards these people except pitty and anger... I can't see why am I writing anymore.


لبك...
مش ضروري تضل عم تشرح شي لناس معتبرين حالون بيعرفوا...
لا بل بيعرفوا كل شي...
مش ضروري تحاول تترجم لأشخاص موضوع مش هاممون بلغتو الأساسية...
مش ضروري تضل تعمل اشارات لعالم, عم يتطلعوا ع غير محل يا خيي...
ليك... مش ضروري تضل سهران على جماعة ناموا زمان وفي واحد قشط راسو بصحن التبولة بالعلامة.

روح... اضهار... اتمشى... استأجر بيسيكليت
زياد الرحباني - نص الألف خمسمية - 2006